POTATO growers along the Tatkon-Pobbathiri road in Nay Pyi Taw expect to earn good profits for their winter crops, locals have reported.
“We generally spend around K500,000 (US$390) per acre on a potato plantation. The costs cover expenditures for fuel and wages for employees,” a farmer from Kyanywa Village said.
These investments usually result in profits for the growers.
“We expect to receive K500,000 in profit from each plantation” the farmer said.
Potatoes have been grown in the area since November 2015 with the use of modern technology. The crop can be harvested in mid-February. Potato growers say they expect a bumper harvest this season.
Tin Soe Lwin